Tareq Ayyoub

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As Cairo speech nears, concerns for Obama

June 1, 2009 9:14 AM ET

Dear Mr. President: The Committee to Protect Journalists is writing ahead of your scheduled speech in Cairo on June 4 to bring to your attention important matters that are crucial to the long-term success of your stated goal of engaging the people--and not just the regimes--of the Arab and Muslim worlds.

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Attacks on the Press in 2008: Introduction

February 10, 2009 12:59 AM ET

By Joel Simon In 2008, the numbers of journalists killed and jailed both dropped for the first time since the war on terror was launched in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks. This is welcome news, but it is...

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CPJ urges Obama to assert U.S. leadership on press freedom

January 12, 2009 10:18 AM ET

Dear President-elect Obama: I am writing as chairman of the Committee to Protect Journalists to seek your leadership in reaffirming America's role as a staunch defender of press freedom throughout the world. Journalists in many countries who risk their lives and liberty upholding the values of free expression look to the United States for support.

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Five years after deadly Palestine Hotel and Al-Jazeera strikes, unanswered questions linger

April 7, 2008 12:00 PM ET

New York, April 7, 2008—Five years after a series of U.S. military strikes against media outlets in Baghdad killed three journalists, CPJ calls on the U.S. military to fully investigate the incidents and make its findings public. CPJ also calls...

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Attacks on the Press 2006: Iraq

February 5, 2007 11:29 AM ET

IRAQ For the fourth consecutive year, Iraq was the most dangerous reporting assignment in the world, exacting a frightening toll on local and foreign journalists. Thirty-two journalists and 15 media support staffers were killed during the year, bringing to 129...

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CPJ appeals FOIA denial on Al-Jazeera bombing

October 20, 2006 12:00 PM ET

New York, October 20, 2006—The Committee to Protect Journalists has appealed the Pentagon’s refusal to release information about the U.S. bombing of Al-Jazeera television’s Baghdad bureau in 2003 which killed a reporter. The formal appeal sent on Thursday followed the...

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Author Suskind alleges Afghan bombing of Al-Jazeera was deliberate

June 21, 2006 12:00 PM ET

New York, June 21, 2006—The Committee to Protect Journalists is deeply troubled by allegations contained in author Ron Suskind’s new book, The One Percent Doctrine, that U.S. forces deliberately targeted Al-Jazeera’s Kabul bureau in November 2001. “On November 13, a...

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Iraq Report: Killed by U.S. Forces

January 10, 2006 10:02 AM ET

13 Confirmed cases of journalists killed in Iraq by U.S. Forces (March 2003-August 2005)...

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Bush, Blair should set record straight on leaked Al-Jazeera threat

November 23, 2005 12:00 PM ET

New York, November 23, 2005—U.S. President George Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair should clarify reports by a British newspaper that Bush had raised the idea of bombing the headquarters and other offices of the Qatar-based satellite television network...

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WHO KILLS JOURNALISTS AND WHY? Report by the Committee to Protect Journalists to the Committee of Inquiry

May 23, 2005 12:00 PM ET

Doha, Qatar, Monday, May 23, 2005—The Committee to Protect Journalists has analyzed the deaths of journalists across the world for many years, producing two recent reports that highlight alarming trends in the circumstances, locations, and motives. At least 339...

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